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rain barrel

Posted by sewigardnut 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 14, 10 at 17:59

I recently got a rain barrel and I was wondering if it is the cause for all the mosquitos in our yard and how to prevent them in the future.

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RE: rain barrel

If the top of your rain barrel is open, it is quite possibly the source of your mosquitoes. If so, at any big box store you can buy mosquito dunks, which are a doughnut shaped thing of bacillus thuringensis (I don't know if I spelled that right, and I bet not!). We have 55 gal. rain barrels, and 1/4 of a dunk in each barrel takes care of mosquito larvae. The BT has to be replaced every two-three months, depending on the amount of rain. When you don't see little brown granules floating in your barrel, it's time to replace with 1/4 of a doughnut.

RE: rain barrel

  • Posted by JCTsai 8B - Yulee, FL (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 14:58

Grow repellent sweet basil

RE: rain barrel

If that is the source of your problem you will be able to see little larva hanging from the surface of the water. This is only when mosquitoes are breeding, which is also the only time your rain barrel is a problem.

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